P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 6d

Last week @carlywatters held an #askagent session over on Instagram where she answered dozens of reader questions!

Head to her story highlights to watch: instagram.com/carlywatters/

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Jun 5

Alexandra W. Fleck (is querying!) 👑👨‍❤️‍👨👑 @awilliamsfleck

@UweStenderPhD How realistic is it to aspire to a full-time writing career?

Replying to @awilliamsfleck

It's very tough, but possible. It's a competitive field ripe with unpredictability. You could substitute writing career with singing career, professional sports career, acting career etc. and the odds are somewhat comparable.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Jun 5

myrikePoba @MFrBauer

@UweStenderPhD Seriously, how does one survive (i.e. continue writing) rejection after rejection?

Replying to @MFrBauer

Don't take them personal. Over the years, I have received thousands of rejections. You just keep plucking along, or you could quit. But if you love writing, quitting should never be an option.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Jun 5

Alexandra W. Fleck (is querying!) 👑👨‍❤️‍👨👑 @awilliamsfleck

@UweStenderPhD If a writer writes multiple genres -- and subsequently has multiple voices -- would you recommend they write under the same name, variations of their name, or pen names? (SO happy I made this #askagent!)

Replying to @awilliamsfleck

I would cross that bridge once you reach it. There are too many details to discuss via Twitter. But if you are, for instance, known for being a successful MG writer, you will want to use a pen name for your, for instance, adult erotic romance.

Carly Watters @carlywatters · Jun 4

I just finished up a marathon #askagent session over on IG!

Watch me answer dozens of Qs via video in my stories here: instagram.com/carlywatters/

Victoria Loder, Agent @VictoriaLoder_ · May 30

Brook Allen @1BrookAllen

@VictoriaLoder_ Victoria, if someone's an indie, and let's say their work starts doing REALLY well. Do agents notice? Have you ever approached an indie writer and offered representation? I know there are "hybrid" writers out there, so I was wondering how all that worked.

Replying to @1BrookAllen

In short: rarely. Not that it doesn’t happen, but we’d have to stumble upon you and, with so much to read already, I don’t know many agents who really read for fun. Also don’t have time to chase authors that aren’t querying me. 🤷🏼‍♀️ #WritingCommunity #askagent

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